Gore RC briefs

JAMIE SEARLE
Last updated 20:41 30/09/2013
The Diamond One
SOUTHPICS
IMPRESSIVE: The Diamond One (Chris Johnson) wins the AON Insurance Brokers' Handicap at Gore today.

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Ex-North Islander Jealous Much scored another runaway win when she took out the Gore Septic Tank Cleaners Handicap at Gore today.

She won going away by two lengths at Winton on September 18 and today, the Keeper mare romped home by four lengths. Her Isla Bank trainers, Kerry King and Ian Taplin, were not on course because they had not returned from their wedding in Cambridge on Friday.

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The Diamond One came back from an eight-month layoff to win the AON Insurance Brokers' Handicap. Jockey Chris Johnson gave The Diamond One an economical trip in the trail, eased her out at the 200m and urged her clear for an effortless win.

Wingatui trainer Steve Anderton is setting the 4-year-old Tale Of The Cat mare for the Valachi Downs Canterbury Breeders' Stakes at Riccarton on November 13.

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Two winning trials by Five Kings recently weren't noticed by most punters when he paid a generous $8.70 for a win in the Hokonui Contracting Ltd Maiden.

Five Kings, ridden by Masaji Haruki, moved up wide on the home turn today and kicked away for a two-and-a-half-length victory. Haruki has had six wins as a jockey, the first five in New South Wales.

He works for Five Kings' Otautau owner-trainer, Bruce Tapper.

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Jockey Lee Callaway is driving back to Reefton tonight after riding at Gore and Wingatui on Saturday.

He had two unplaced rides at both meetings.

Callaway is a dairy farm worker in Reefton and has been living in the West Coast town for three months.

''I should get back in time for an hours' sleep before milking starts in the morning,'' Callaway said at Gore.

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Ellis Winsloe's promising maiden, Last Danske, was lame this morning and did not start in the Davis Shearing Fillies and Mares' Maiden.

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- The Southland Times

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